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Jacques Demy
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Date of Birth: Jun 5, 1931

Country: France

Biography: Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Une Chambre en Ville (1982). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France.

Total Titles at Criticker: 22 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (19) | Writer (15) | Actor (4)
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Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (1993)
Documentary about Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and it's director Jacques Demy made by his wife 25 years after the film.
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Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. Jacquot is fascinated by every kind of show (theatre, cinema, puppets). He buys a camera to shoot his first amateur film. (imdb)
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Turning Table (1988)
While working at his editing table cartoon maker Paul Grimault is visited by a little clown, the star of his movie "Le Roi et l'Oiseau". Paul, who is delighted, shows his guest several clips of his other films. Later on, they are joined by other animated characters created by Grimault until Anouk Aimée finally appears, in the flesh this time. (imdb)
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Trois places pour le 26 (1988)
Montand, in search of an old flame in Marseilles, gets drawn into the production of a musical.
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Parking (1985)
Orphée is a hugely popular pop singer deeply in love with his wife Eurydice. During a rehearsal, he dies of a short circuit and is send to hell. Once there, Hades realize he's been taken by mistake, decides to give him a second chance and send him back to earth. But a few days later, Eurydice dies of a drug overdose. Orphée decides to go down to hell to take her back...
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Une chambre en ville (1982)
A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background. (imdb)
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La naissance du jour (1980)
This is a French TV film based on the often-studied short novel by Colette more or less based on the writer's own autumn years. The meditative film feels a bit like a French Enchanted April as Colette (Delorme) spends her afternoons in the countryside of Saint Tropez writing outside about her transient attempts to love over the years, only to find her romantic yearnings awakened by the arrival of the younger Vial, who apparently has a severe aversion to shirts. (mondo-digital.com)
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Lady Oscar (1979)
Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father who longed for a son and a heir insisted she be raised as a boy, alongside, Andre Grandier, the grandson of her nanny. When Oscar matures into an adult she is selected to be captain of the guards at the Palace of Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Oscar soon learns the problems of the monarchy and the plight of the poor which will eventually lead to the French Revolution... (imdb)
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A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant. When the diagnosis is confirmed by a specialist, the result is an international media frenzy. (imdb)
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The Pied Piper (1972)
Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants her dowry to pay his army while his father taxes the people to build a cathedral he thinks will save his soul. A local apothecary who's a Jew seeks a treatment for the plague; the priests charge him with witchcraft. (imdb)
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Donkey Skin (1970)
A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (imdb)
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Model Shop (1969)
George Matthews is a young man who is having a bittersweet affair with a French divorcée in Los Angeles. Waiting to be drafted, he is unable to commit himself to anything or anybody, including his girlfriend Georgia. While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop" (an establishment which rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers). (imdb)
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The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano... (imdb)
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Geneviève, 17, lives with her widow mother, who owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. She and Guy, an auto mechanic, are in love and want to marry (imdb)
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Bay of Angels (1963)
Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette. (imdb)
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Les sept péchés capitaux (1962)
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. (imdb)
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Lola (1961)
In Nantes, a bored young man named Roland is letting life pass him by when he has a chance meeting with a woman he knew in his teens: she's Lola, now a cabaret dancer... (imdb)
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Paris Belongs to Us (1960)
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman... (imdb)
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Ars (1959)
Ars (1959) - Short Film
Short film about Jean-Marie Vianney.
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Le bel indifférent (1957)
A woman and a man sits in a room with all red walls. The woman, in a a black dress sitting on white sheets, talks while the man seems indifferent. Based on Jean Cocteau's play.
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Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1955)
A look into the life of a family of clog-makers in France's Loire Valley. (movies.yahoo.com)
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Les horizons morts (1951)
Early short film by Jacques Demy.
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